Highland Park pool open for summer, Velma Young pool not opening until July

In the latest city council meeting, council members voted to give the Parks & Recreation Department $45,000 within the budget to pay part-time lifeguards and other part-time positions at both Highland Park Swimming Pool and the Velma Young Park Swimming Pool. Velma Young pool will not be opening until July 1st, due to maintenance work being done on cosmetics within the pool system, such as tile work.

The Highland Park pool is currently open at their normal operating hours from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday. They are also offering swimming lessons. For more information on pricing and registration, call their office at 601-485-1802, or visit

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